(2 hours with Nikki) Burleqsue is a vintage form of entertainment whose roots of course pre-date the jazz age, but which experienced a very comfortable flowering of creativity and popularity during that time, and is enjoying a huge resurgence today. If you've ever seen a Burlesque show and thought "I couldn't do that...", it's time to prove yourself wrong.
(2 hours with Jenna and Jon) Learn techniques and timings for basic lifts, jumping, landing, falling and spotting. Additionally, you will work on the knickerbocker and pancake, with stopping points to go as far as you are comfortable with! Partner required and each person must register individually. Attendance at first session required for second session.
(2 hours with Jenny and Christian) Learn an original St. Louis Shag routine by Jenny and Christian and with the option to perform with the class at a camp meeting during Lindy Focus! This class will move quickly--you should be comfortable social dancing Shag basics and variations at quick tempos and come ready for a challenge!
(2 hours with Jenny and Christian) Now that you have a foundation in the basics of STL Shag, we'll work on growing your vocabulary, adding in some flair, and explore how to use St. Louis Shag to create your own unique rhythms and shapes. Prereq: Crash Course or equivalent experience.
(6 hours with Jo) That's right, an all-out, hold-nothing-back, off the deep-end competition training sesh with one of the most successful Lindy Hop competitors ever. Jo will break up the time into different competition divisions, and the strategies and training methods she uses for each one. Whether you're a seasoned competitor or just getting into it, this would be a crazy series to miss!
(2 hours with Gaby and Nathan) Charleston is forever connected to Lindy Hop both historically and culturally, but as a student you don't always get the chance to truly learn it as a dance, rather than in bits and peices attached to your Lindy Hop. Don't miss this opportunity to be one of the best educated Charleston dancers on the floor!
(2 hours with Jenny and Christian) Learn the basics of St. Louis Shag, an energetic, highly-rhythmic dance so that you can add it into your swing dancing! We'll work on the basic step as well as fundamental, classic St. Louis Shag shapes and vocabulary.
(2 hours with Gaby and Nathan) One of the keys to making a great social dance is learning to sync with, be inspired by, and learn from your partner. Exercises in physical movement, connection, and mindfulness allow any two partners to look like a seasoned couple. All dance levels welcome.